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China Issues Public Rebuke, Accuses Britain Of ‘Interference’ Over HK Inquiry

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are vowing to launch a campaign of civil disobedience over Beijing’s decision to vet candidates for the city’s next leadership election. Pic: ReutersBEIJING: China today accused London of interfering in its domestic affairs, over a British parliamentary inquiry into democratic reforms in its former colony Hong Kong.

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Uber Taxi Service Banned Across Germany

Pic: Legal experts said the ruling applies nationwide unless Uber appeals and subsequent decisions limit the scope of the ban. Pic: UberFRANKFURT: A regional German court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the US-based online chauffeur service, saying its drivers lacked necessary commercial permits, potentially barring the company from operating in cities across Germany.

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Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Designed By Atelier Versace – And Her Children

Pic: TheGuardianWell, it’s one way to stop your toddlers scribbling on the wall. Angelina Jolie has revealed that she married Brad Pitt in a couture wedding dress covered in drawings by her own children.

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Hong Kong Police Detain Activists During Democracy Protests

Pic: TheGuardian/ReutersHong Kong police have arrested at least 22 people during protests targeting a senior Chinese official visiting the city, according to authorities.

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Two-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Left Under Scorching Heat

Pic: AstroAwani/GoogleStreetViewROANOKE: A two-year-old girl died after being left in a van by her parents under scorching temperature in Virgina, United States on Sunday.

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Kremlins Adviser Says Military Strategy To Reflect Ukraine Crisis

MOSCOW: A top Kremlin security adviser said threats to Russia from the situation in Ukraine and NATO enlargement in eastern Europe would be key factors as Moscow reviews its military strategy.

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Doubt Over Nawaz Sharif's Appearance In Pakistan's Parliament

 -Reuters picISLAMABAD: Doubts were raised about Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance in parliament today, as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.

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Another Surrogate Scandal: Australian Father Charged With Abusing Twins

The Thai mother of the children, Siriwan Nitichad, had agreed to carry a child for the man and his wife who had not been able to conceive. File pic: news.nationalpost.comSYDNEY: An Australian has been charged with sexually abusing twins he fathered with a Thai surrogate, reports said today, the second case in as many months to ignite debate about commercial surrogacy.

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Hong Kong Protest: Police Arrest 22 In Pro-Democracy Scuffles

A pro-democracy activist is detained by the police during a confrontation outside the hotel where China's National People's Congress Standing Committee Deputy General Secretary Li Fei is staying, in Hong Kong September 1, 2014. Pic: ReutersHONG KONG: Hong Kong police have arrested at least 22 people during a series of protests targeting a senior Chinese official visiting the city, authorities said today.

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Ebola: Japanese Researchers Develop 30-Minute Test

Doctor for tropical medicine Florian Steiner (right) and ward physician Thomas Klotzkowski step out of a disinfection chamber after cleaning their protective suits, at the Charite hospital in Berlin August 11, 2014. Pic: ReutersTOKYO:  Japanese researchers said today they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

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